Pendidikan Karakter dalam Kabhanti

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Kabhanti is a kind of Munanese folksong besides kau-kaudara and lagu ngkodau. It is chanted by people of Munanese in daily life. It is usually chanted by adults or the old ones in leisure, while they are working (mostly in the garden), while they are selling harvested crop in traditional market, or when the rock child in the cradle. Lyrics of kabhanti are chanted in metric melody with a medium tempo resembling country songs. Texts of the lyrics are organized as pantun, a four-line traditional verse or pantun karmina, a two-line one. The texts are short, consist of two or four lines only, and every line consists of eight syllables. The words choice are used selectively to represent meanings, mostly are in categories of marine, environment, and cosmos phenomenon. Due to Munaneses community status before the middle of 20th century as a illiterate society, kabhanti was treated as a social medium. Members of the community used kabhanti to express every thing both individually and collectively. Related to collective affair, Munanese ancestor used kabhanti to convey morality messages that aims at making all members of the community well behaved. This circumstance endorsed the existence of kabhanti as a medium of character building.

Keywords:  kabhanti, character building, Munanese community, illiterate society